Carlton G. Johnson Jr. Vineland, NJ- Carlton G. Johnson, Jr., age 86 of Vineland, died Monday, November 17, 2014 in his home with his family by his side. Born in Atlantic City, son of the late Carlton G. Sr. & Sara Mildred (VanSant) Johnson, he was a 1946 graduate of Pleasantville High School. He lived his life serving God in many capacities and was a member of Sharptown United Methodist Church.
Carlton was a loving father to his sons and daughters, Connie R. King, Carlton Johnson, III, Carol M. Walker, and Ralph E. Johnson. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and his sister, Ruth Johnson Gant. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife of 56 years, G. Elizabeth (Thomas) Johnson, who died in September of 2008.
A viewing will be held from 9 to 11 AM Saturday, November 22nd in the H.T. LAYTON FUNERAL HOME, 102 S. Main St., Woodstown, where there will be a short funeral service at 11 AM before traveling to Friends Central Cemetery in Linwood for a 1:30 PM graveside service.
A Memorial Service will be held at 7 PM, Friday, December 12th in the Sharptown United Methodist Church, 24 Church St., Pilesgrove.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to West Jersey Grove Association, c/o Malaga Camp, 4488 Arbutus Ave., Newfield, NJ 08344, (please specify “Malaga Chapel Repair Fund”); or to Sharptown Methodist Church, 24 Church St., Pilesgrove, NJ 08098, (please specify “Mission Fund”).
Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family and to view the Journey of Remembrance honoring Carlton’s life. H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Services 102 S. Main St. Woodstown, NJ 08098 856-769-1515
Memoirs-2015 CARLTON G. JOHNSON
January 21, 1928 – November 17, 2014
Carlton G. Johnson Jr. was born January 21, 1928 in Atlantic City NJ. He grew up in Linwood NJ attending Central Methodist Church with his parents, Carlton Sr. and Mildred Johnson.
Carlton Jr. was saved at a Percy Crawford rally in 1942 and began to actively serve God.
In 1944, while at Pleasantville High, he received his Exhorter’s License through the Methodist Church. After graduating in 1946, he went to college in Georgetown TX and received his Local Preacher’s License in 1948 through Georgetown Methodist Church.
He met his sweetheart, Elizabeth Thomas, and they were married in 1951 after he graduated from Southwestern University. Carlton worked in the aircraft industry for over 42 years, 28 of those years with the Boeing Company.
While in South Jersey, Carlton was active at Haddon Heights Methodist and then Sharptown Methodist. He worked 15 years for the Dept. of the Navy in North Carolina where he and Elizabeth were active at Bogue Methodist Church. Upon moving back to NJ in 2001 to be near their 4 children and 8 grandchildren, Carlton became a visitation pastor at Sharptown UMC, and served God on the board at Malaga Camp where they lived.
Carlton served his church in many ways; in the choir, teaching Sunday School, on the Board, and with the youth. He also was active as a Boy Scout and later as Scoutmaster and Commissioner. He loved God, his family, and his country (he served in the US Navy).
Carlton was 86 when he went home to glory on November 17, 2014, with his family at his side. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 57 years, Elizabeth in 2008.
He is survived by his children, Connie Ruth King, Carlton G. Johnson III, Carol M. Walker, and Ralph E. Johnson Sr.; 8 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Ruth M. Gant.
Psalm 1:1-3 “Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; but their delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law they meditate day and night. They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper.”
Submitted by: Connie R. King
Interment: Friends-Central Cemetery, Linwood, NJ